[laughter] sometimes in party monster introductions. they feed on it to go overboard or complicated, something simple like not since mark twain. [laughter] i'm not here to post, but the only fault i found with the introduction is that he did mention that tepper isn't going out as the first parking novel ever written. i regret to say there hasn't been a bandwagon of people trying to write parking novel since then. i thought i taught tonight since
"dogfight" is sort of a result of what we call a deadline poetry, talk about being a deadline poet. some years ago, in an author's good benefit, garrison keillor organized the program in which four or five authors reject it famous works of literature. [laughter] garrison himself rejected walden pond. he said there were a lot of a lot of good axioms then that, but the structure was weak and he suggested making it into a calendar. [laughter] i rejected the waste land by eliot. i did 18 tavener chorus and the
last couple as i know this is a blow, tom. not to worry. you're still the greatest poet from missouri. [laughter] how faint that raises. the other poet from missouri is me. and sometimes i save it t.s. eliot and i are at the missouri school of poetry. [laughter] we do have differences. i'm from kansas city, which during my entire childhood was known as the gateway to the west. and he was from st. louis, which cut the government to build a big gateway arch and started calling itself the gateway to the west. i didn't really blame them. and for that they were not as
mound citycamorra service to to depression, mound of work? so you can't blame them really, although we don't agree it is the gateway to the west. we think of st. louis is the exit from the east. [laughter] there's some similarities between t.s. eliot and me. we both use foreign language in our poetry. he tends to use sanskrit. i don't use much sanskrit. i don't actually know much sanskrit. as one of those kids who got a got a new to during sanskrit class in kansas city, sort of look out the window. [laughter] i use yiddish sound.
i think it's fair to say that t.s. eliot was not partial to yiddish. my shortest palm using skittish. they shortest palm is called something like the societal political and philosophical implications of the o.j. simpson trial. title does that count in the links. and the poem once jack, oy vey. fastmac and also in yugoslavia started to break up, i did a palm that had croatians are the good guys now, although their past is somewhat shady, so worry not that these same guys chased
both your would be in your cd. [laughter] with both use a little german. when george w. bush appointed a known family retainer to the attorney general, i did a column that ran alberto gonzales with loyal umbrellas. and we both read about animals than times. he famously wrote a lot of things about cat. my daughter said once at the dinner table and somebody brought up cats, daddy hates cats. and i said that he does not hate cats. that would be prejudice. and you crows have been brought up to a poor prejudice. daddy has never met a cat that he likes.
[laughter] and i've written about corgis. i wrote in a column once the corgis look like a breed of dog had been assembled from parts of other breeds of dog. cannot the part that those other breeds are all that sorry about giving up. [laughter] i'll admit there's never been a broadway show called corgis. [laughter] i am a second generation poet. i don't know about elliott. my father was a grocer for most of his working life, but he had a restaurant for a few years and take a vantage of that to read a couplet on the menu at lunch every day, mostly about pie.
i had a lot of trouble with pie when i was in high school. math was my worst subject. i was never able to persuade the mathematics teacher that many of my answers were meant ironically . [laughter] you may remember at one point the texas state legislature passed a resolution in favor of changing pie two and even three. at [laughter] and that was for it. [laughter] restaurant proprietors poetry is
unusual. you don't find many restaurant proprietors writing poetry. although they are good with mottos. remember the motto of the burger king in perry's and in owensboro, kentucky, where as most of you probably know, all as early as mutton cap will the world. one restaurant has a sign that says mary had a little lamb, won't you have some to? [laughter] but there are many occupational group shamanistic poetry. the only one i know for sure its cowboy poetry, which is odd because cowboys are thought to be laconic and suspicious of both learn and, but there's
probably more cowboy poet and there are cowboys. i actually met one of them, baxter black maecenas cowboy poet. he wrote a book called croutons on a cow pie. but it's educational and what it would be like if other occupational groups had poetry. i mean, william carlos williams was a doctor and a poet, but he didn't write down your poetry. talk your poetry if it followed the pattern of cowboy poetry, cowboy poets don't think much about meter. they have as much use for a they would for an english saddle or something like that. they are easily inspired. they're the most easily inspired poets. i mean, a burnt cup of coffee will set them off.
dr. poetry would be something like she was so tall that high to climb up on a step ladder to check spelling in that woman's gallbladder. last night flight attendant poetry with you she didn't hesitate. she knew her mission. it is to get each seatback and treat to go into its original upright positions. [laughter] and deli owner poetry. he has the yachts, a castle in the plane. the manson clover and offered six words at the scale. okay if it's a little over? [laughter] and hedge fund poetry. he always thought the day before their eyes. he always sold the day before they die. they never need made a secret of his touch and now they know,
he's doing two to five. [laughter] as a poet, i'm inspired of course by my father. my father come at a restaurant poet wrote mainly about pie. they shortest palm winstone side comic eat pie. not a short, but in america come each son is supposed to be the father. he rhymed pie with a lot of things late evening is my end don't worry, okay wharton, i'm ready to fry. i've had my last piece of pie. my favorite form of his was not about pie. it was about -- it is this palm. your food gently, mom said to
her little son. if you don't, i'll break every bone in your body. [laughter] so for years following my father's lead, i was what they think you might call a special occasion poet. i was the guy he write the poems on special birth dates and anniversaries and urso dinner. on my wife's 50th birthday wrote a poem, the first verse of which was -- actually i just forgot the first verse. here it is. no way you say it simply cannot be. i would have thought that firemen ask her for i.d. i know, i know, she has a youthful glow that still gives young men papers.
she's 50, though. i've seen her papers. [laughter] but the love poem. [laughter] i turned from a special occasion poet to a deadline poet because of john sununu. not the senator come but his father who is the chief of staff for george h.w. bush. and i think it's here to stay but i'm the only person who ever turned her current poetry by johnson m. george h.w. bush presidency was sort of a great time for those of us in this small joke trade. this is very bland group of people. i was referred to them premises
nice this nice protestant gentleman sues. no really juicy scandals. and they all sort of looked alike. the only person who stood out was john sununu, who wasn't even shaped like the rest of them. also, he had that characteristic that draws the attention of people like me. i'm mad as he was very interested in improving that he was the smartest guy in the room. they seem to be his main aim in life. ed rollins, the political campaign manager once said that john sununu is an argument against telling your child that he has a high i.q. [laughter] anyhow that beautiful name, sununu. i love that name. a summary that name, particularly on the subway.
and eventually, i wrote a poem called, if you knew was sending a mail. [laughter] i sent the palm to the editor of the nation, where i had to call and until i switched to newspaper syndication. the editor i always refer to is the wailing parsimonious vivacity. when i started doing the column, nevada ski and i had lunch and i said, what were you thinking of paying for each column? and he said some pain in the high two figures. [laughter]
die two figures? said we've been paying about $65. that sounds at the middle two figures to me. i turned over to my high-powered literary agent and i said play hard. he got them up to 100. i said how much we think and it he set a date for you to do one of these homes every week for the nation. and for those of you unfamiliar with the nation, i was on a book tour once that the collection of nation columns and reporter in boston said how would you describe the nation for our readers unfamiliar with it? and i said can go. [laughter] 's he said sure you have more to say about it than not. i said yes, it's a pinko
magazine printed on very cheap paper. [laughter] if you make a xerox copy of your article, the xerox copy is a lot better than the article. [laughter] a few weeks after i started doing the column, the basket came to me and said what about these quotes? by several quotes are these? he said to john foster dulles really say you can't fool all the people all the time, but you might as well give it your best shot? [laughter] said victor, at these rates you can't expect real posts. [laughter] so he said, would you read a poem for every issue?
every week he said. every issue is not really every week because the nation publishes only every other week in the summer, even though the downtrodden are pressed every day of the year. [laughter] i said how much rethinking of pain for the column? he said he would give me $100, even though i palm is quite a bit shorter than a column. i didn't think it was much money and then i looked up how much to poet scat america? it turns out they are paid by the line normally. those of you who are poets have experience with this. the highest payer at the time i may send that holds for today is "the new yorker" and had to say, which was paying $10 a line. so if you do the math come you can see why there's not a huge crowd in front of the poetry
booth at the career defeo. [laughter] i was getting $100 a poem no matter how long the palm was, so while i had to do to be the highest-paid poet in the country was to write a four line poem, or even better, a two line poem. and so, i did that. anytime i wanted to get that buzz you get for working at the absolute top dollar in your field, i would read it to line poem. for instance come when the former texas senator lloyd bentsen was named secretary of the treasury, i wrote a poem about its relation to special interest groups, which was, the man is known for quote pro
quickness. in texas that's how folks do business. [laughter] fifty dollars a line. in the 2000 primaries, when george w. bush is college transcript was leaked to no apparent effect on the campaign, i did a palm that was obliviously on he sails bookmarks not quite as good as quails. [laughter] now the people who my family unfortunately call real poet or grown-up poets, we call them the
sanskrit crowd. by week, i mean those members of the international deadline poet's organization. eric two of us. the other member is john lma whose poetry is to appear on the weekend edition of the toronto globe and mail. he still the club of now, but his poetry doesn't appear any more so we would say that its membership is hanging by a thread except that would be a metaphor that we discourage metaphors. it's not the only two-man organization i've ever belonged to. also when i was going around the country in the series you heard about, jules lowe, a wonderful reporter from the ap was doing a wonderful series family for the american association of american correspondent covering america.
[laughter] headquarters at o'hare airport. there were the only members and we only had one rule. you can't quote de tocqueville. [laughter] that's how it kept the membership down. [laughter] said the skanska crowd looks down on deadline poetry, but i say teac t.s. eliot. and i'm not here to knock the competition, but at least i have deserted street for patient eight degrees upon the table and particular bhutan, he could wait until the next one came along. we can't do that, we deadline poet because we have a deadline.
also, somebody like eliot can make up a palm on any subject he wanted and choose the subject. we have to grapple with the fact that people persist in going to american politics who have had ryan and meter. my people are people like ross perot, john mccain. they tend to lose. last back i was very pleased to see bob dole back on the senate floor last week. he was one of my favorites. not simply because he's from my part of the world, but dole arrives at the lot of things. old king cole, sautéed desk girl the people who actually won the presidency tend to have that
names for rhyming. bush sounds easy because it makes one syllable name, rhymes with such, but that's just respect for what i never did that. when george h.w. bush left office, i wanted to write him a poem unfortunately hunted lot of no names. so the poem was a do to you george herbert walker, though never treasured as a talker, your predicates are often prone to wander now must off a loan. [laughter] you did your best and your own way, the way of greenwich country day. to just relax and take your ease and never order chat me. [laughter]
clinton is a very bad name. i have often said that clinton is the orange of american presidents. in bill clinton's second term, during the unpleasantness, remember when hillary clinton was said to be taking the lead. she was going to appear on the today program in every thing. i wanted to a palm and so is forced to use what we saw her mid-name. i do think we use that name of origin or slave name. and so it's up to our misurata to prove those white house is that. it's like to face to show that it is just gomorrah.
[laughter] obama jokes about having a funny name, but it was a pretty good name to ryan. unfortunate you step on the rhymes with osama bin laden. yokohama, slap your mama. so i get worried when they start talking about presidential candidates. i did a similar book to this in 2008 call deciding the next decider come a long, i think -- we shouldn't be afraid of the word epic. interrupted by other poems. this is the same sort of book, except it has a little pro-senate. the call them applause for pros. one of the syntactical list to gingrich, the wearer has cheated
in life too seriously zero wise, desperately tries to make light of it back costs. [laughter] newts think it sounds like dengue fever. so last time we had some good candidates, not only for rhyming, but in general. john edwards, i wrote a poem called yes i know he's a mill worker's son, but there's hollywood in that hair. or sarah palin of course, for whom i wrote her version of that harpist racing classic, on a clear day i seek lot of all stock. and this time in 2008 when they
started talking about candidates, it seems impossible to believe now, but then governor of illinois was mentioned, rob okoye vetch. wow, i feared. it turns out it's not a bad name to rhyme. i read a palm on the auctioning off of barack obama senate seat. it seemed a powerful appointment, which was his should make him rich. his plan turned out to have a glitch. perhaps the fed had slipped kucinich. [laughter] so in 2012, i was a little concerned although we have one or two candidates left over from 2008. you know, including that from the of course. yet one in 2008 in the 2008 i
got a palm about him that when yes, so slick of speech and garb, he reminds us all of cad is ken and barbie. so quick to shed his moderate regalia, he may like can be lacking. [laughter] though we had some good candidates. i was a little concerned also that there is only one primary site because in 2008 i had to. so we had people like rick perry, good rhyme. rick perry, like john edwards has beautiful hair and make good
rhyme with. because they say the space beneath the hair is very. [laughter] service book ends with the actual election. this sends them, we've talked about by the republicans lost. and i actually wrote a poem about that, which was called republican soul-searching. were searching our souls and where one during why they got be so bad the arrivals are quitting. it's obvious now where campaign went wrong. we should have prevented my people from voting. last back and there was one. but the problem was that as
romney tried to move towards the center, which is traditional in american politics, that you appeal to the base of the party in the primary and he did try to move center. in the second debate i wrote a poem about the second debate called romney beats his swords into plowshares and in the third debate, when he moved still further, he said romney beats his plowshares into feathered esters. [laughter] one of the series was while he did that, some people in the party were preaching things that most americans didn't believe in. todd akin, for instance. i did a palm called the female reproduction system, a lecture by todd akin.
[laughter] a member of the house committee on science, space and technology. that's true. and then there was a theory that romney just wasn't a very good candidate. didn't say things people understood, didn't connect the people very well have a somewhat awkward. remember when he went to michigan, his home state that primary can set victories for the a rate and michigan. the actual quote was i love this day. it seems right here. the trees are the right height. [laughter] away from here i find no trees that please. no trees at such a perfect height as thieves. for me i cannot ever be a piece
with trees that grow no higher than one sneeze or two tall trees that splinter entries. wisconsin sure has bragging rights and cheese in california is rich and kidneys in colorado this week to take your skis. connecticut of course has lyme disease. [laughter] and none of these semi-prepared to sneeze, but here we have the perfect height of trees. [laughter] [applause] and according to that theory, romney just wasn't a very good candidate. they should've nominated somebody else. it is also the theory that there were demographically behind, that they didn't understand the people they were appealing to
were no longer in the maturity necessary in an election at least not overwhelmingly. i actually tried to help them out when they were looking for a vice presidential candidate. i did a poem called cuisine diversity. if rubio, jimbo or haley or rice that put on the ticket by romney's face, republicans possibly then could entice some voters who like to keep food that has spies and not stick with voters who think that a slice of white bread is the food that will always suffice. but then the end of one chapter here says that retail politics, we've seen no more ham-handed candidates since albert gore. i once referred to al gore in a palm as a manlike object.
[laughter] without the common touch that was the truman, it didn't seem so that comfortable with humans. his small talk with citizens appear to be not only small, but weird. weird facts with no connection in this chapter questions to which answers the founder. and then i will and with one of the positives for pros. this is fine reporting in "the new york times" in 2011 and the relevant passage in "the new york times" says in that romney introduces himself to voters coming is the peculiar habit of dressing their age or nationality, often incorrectly. [laughter] a regular query, you french-canadian? and making small talk with local
scummy peppers a conversation with curious details could mr. romney has developed an unlikely penchant for trying to puzzle everything from voters personal relationships to their ancestral homelands. mr. romney likes to congratulate people for what exactly is not clear. this piece is called president romney meets other world leaders at his first g8 summit. [laughter] the mall at president romney entered a room of the opening reception was held, he was approached by a man who shook hands and said are you a french-canadian origin? [laughter] president romney said smiling broadly, i am french, looking somewhat puzzled. i in fact the president of france. congratulations president from a set. lipstick contains a substance
made from fish scales. [laughter] before he could reply, before he could think of anything to say on the subject of lipstick manufacturing, they were approached by jacqueline merkel of germany, who would take her to creep a december the g8. president romney appeared briefly and then said, your aunt? [laughter] your mother? mrs. angela merkel, chance or the federal republic of germany. chancellor merkel looks somewhat taken aback at being mistaken. when she had regained her composure, she said to president romney, i know you'll have much to add on this debt crisis of the year his son, mr. president. rummy looked at the german chancellor, lecture at the time.
i'd say you go about 140 give or take five pounds he say. [laughter] am i in the ballpark? [laughter] chancellor merkel, hoping she might have misunderstood the president said -- excuse me, and that the future of the year will dominate our discussions in the coming days. the city that has more bridges than any other city in the world is to her, pennsylvania, romney replied. congratulations. [laughter] congratulations to pick her come in chancellor asked? president romney thought for a moment. no, just congratulations. stephen harper, prime minister of canada joined the group and introduce himself to president romney. are you a french-canadian origin president romney said. no, i am not the prime minister
replied, but i am canadian. the states out of michigan is the petoskey said the president had. been funding a gentleman standing a few feet away, he asked are you a? now, and david cameron, prime minister of the united kingdom. president romney with the camera and then i harper should brothers, he said? cousins? uncle and aunt? know, came inside. at that point the group was joined by prime minister yoshiko noto of japan. he and president romney were introduced. what are you a 55 or 60 depressed and asked? in a close? and 56 years of age the japanese prime minister said that it formally. yoshiko sans french-canadian.
[laughter] i don't suppose you're a french-canadian origin? now i am not the prime minister said. congratulations the prime minister replied. saul rogovin of the detroit tigers hit a grand slam home run in 1850 and it wasn't until 2008 that another jewish pitcher hit a grand slam home run. congratulations chance player marcoux said. yes, the others murmured, congratulations. thank you. [applause] [applause]
>> high time i decide to remind everyone that with two microphones on the stage for a question-and-answer period if you'd like to form a line at the side of the editor and come with roughly 25 minutes for questions. thank you. >> hello. [inaudible] do you write those poems? >> to think poems that don't rhyme are poems? >> the question is do i think poems that don't righter poems. i don't think i'm allowed to use the term cc poems here. [laughter] >> sometimes people say to me, you could rhyme so insisting that this murder said he appeared if it doesn't quite rhyme. they say it almost rhymes.
and then i say rhyme is all i got. >> have you ever written any sissy poems? >> do i write any sissy poems? definitely not. [applause] to use the word definitely in case anyone out to high school with is in the audience. >> who are your candidates for the next insider? >> well, there's of course a lot of talk about hillary clinton. she remains clinton. i was saying to some people today that i was at a gathering with somebody i knew used to have a little dinner for her when she was the senator from new york and we had toast and i said, we all know each other here. we might as well at knowledge
that senator clinton is considered sometimes a polarizing figure. some people think she's done a great job for new york and some people, such as myself thinks she's insufficiently i am at. [laughter] she came up to a later and said i've been called a lot of things. so that one really cut. [laughter] yes. scott hello? >> yeah, you. >> i lived in kansas city before coming here. i wondered in your early days in kansas city if some of your memories laid up writing getting started started in poetry? >> well, i like the place that i lived in kansas city. a lot of people say i'm from kansas city. i hate to say this kind of me to imply anything, but a lot of
people who really aren't say they are from kansas city just for the prestige. [laughter] well, yeah. my father's first certainly influenced me and obviously in general i am influenced baby rabbit became city. i read a book about my father and discussed the fact that when you hear people talk about their childhood, you can often reduce what they say into a sentence, like a theme sentence, likely come from a noble family and you must do nothing to this purchase name or were miserable because your father deserted us. and when i thought about what theme i hoped my daughter's upbringing had my daughters grew up in greenwich village, i
realized it was despite all evidence to the contrary, you're being raised in kansas city. [laughter] so yeah, i think growing up has a lot of influence. >> do you do any poems about politicians who are no longer with us? at what was your fathers and your thoughts on harry truman? >> well, my father, although i'm not sure ever heard my father say this about harry truman, but almost everybody in my father's age when harry truman's name came up said that he had bought a tie from harry truman pavitt -- or in 10th and baltimore. i said in a column what's up everybody who said that actually had bought a tie, clifton daniel
would be married to the daughter of the king of western missouri. i think my father, like a lot of people in kansas city thought that harry truman was a pendergast regular sort of machine -- and underrated him. i actually interviewed harry truman when i was sent college one, trying out for the paper and i was home for spring vacation of the library hadn't started yet, so he was in one of those office buildings and limestone buildings in downtown kansas city. like a dentist office, had frosted glass and that harry truman and there's a secretary and he said, that. that was his entourage. i wrote a really stilted, story
any interest we to send it to them, so i sent it to them in a semi-back a tier cow of incoming thank you the article. it is perfectly all right. [laughter] is very nice. i had a lot of time for her churning. i know many spent a lot of time comes i admired him. and he's the only kansas city president really. >> i'm from kansas city and i'm not just saying that for the prestige. >> shelly paz for a minute? >> wordage ayes? >> and from the wrong side of the state line. >> schuster in johnson county. it's okay, it's all right. richard burr is used to refer as johnson county has cupcake land. go ahead. >> i read a lot of your humorous books, but my favorite book you have written is about alice and
i was just wondering what your favorite book that you have written it is. >> well, i guess that would be one of them. as he heard an introduction,, i've written a lot of different kinds of books, so it's sort of apples and oranges in comparison i think he said it is diverse or versatile. the other way of looking at is i never quite got my act together. this certainly -- yeah, one of them. thank you. yes. >> i was wondering if your mom takes all the pies for the restaurant? >> mrs. trillin spy were naturally based by a black woman named thelma. i have often talked about my mother's cooking. for 30 years she served her family nothing but leftovers.
[laughter] i was out of college before he started to wonder, left over from what i've put the original meal has never been found. so they were lucky that she didn't date the pies. >> and your favorite leftovers? >> actually, we always had 15 or 16 things on the table and then she would jump up in the middle of day i forgot the jell-o mold and in this way in the back of the refrigerator. so i still like left over. my mother always said everything tastes better the second day. the fourth day i don't know. [laughter] >> i actually met my wife at the hotel president shortly before the war did it up in kansas city. it's open again.
>> are now coming for star hotel. >> you could apply put out. the question i have for you is memphis versus kansas city question, the rendezvous versus brian. >> well, memphis does have some radicchio, and of a barbecue different. i like memphis barbecue pit is just a different recent kansas city barbecue in different people making it. texas barbecue grew out of czech and german butcher shops and that's totally different. kansas city barbecue bioassay in kansas city, going to away from barbecue places like going to a gentile internist. [laughter]
things might turn out, but you're not planning the percentages at all. [laughter] >> on the subject of sitcom i share your fondness for the chinese restaurant in millbrae than curious what your favorite one is now. >> well, the restaurant we used to go to in millbrae for dim sum, this is in san francisco where one of my daughters lives. they closed and so she found another dim sum place in south san francisco, whose name i can't remember, but it's on the main drag just before that. ornate city hall they have in south san francisco. i'll think of the name may be before the end of the evening. probably not.
[laughter] >> i really enjoy your book american stories that was always kind of curious about the process of researching the stories. i sort of understand only basically that they were derived from newspaper headlines i think. >> no, they were derived from my going to work for bias in reporting the story. newspaper headlines -- by dragging maybe that's how i found out about them. >> i was curious because there must've been 90 as he pursued in did not turn into stories in the book and i wondered if there is any interesting stories that came out of that process. >> usually i went to a place because i had read some thing about the story or somebody phone me or wrote me a letter. usually i ended up with that story. almost always.
partly because i thought it would be embarrassing to come back with the story. so just about everything is in there for better or worse. yes, sir. >> do you happen to have any insight into why these u.s. president seemed to have a strong preference for dog as a family pet? blast back [laughter] >> maybe they never met a cat they liked. last back [applause] >> more questions? are you coming down to ask a question or clear the house? >> i was wondering if actually
is a little christmas gift you could grace us with the resignation of the todd akin home. [applause] >> very interesting to think about todd akin and murdoch. that may see if i have it. i'll find it. i mean, if you think about what would happen if you call than a political consultant who specializes in women's issues and she said i think you should have a couple of your candidates bring up the subject of rape cannot i send many people, but some thing -- if after this
because i think it is around the august supply of todd akin. [inaudible] >> great. [laughter] he travels the meet. he is a pager. [laughter] >> now, that's a different one. yeah, that is three republican candidates discourse on the subject of rape. we could did not find. i'll never find the other one. i get stubborn about this and he's going to be fired. [laughter] this is called to say not
reproduction system lecture by representative todd akin. for them to the house committee on science space and technology. legitimate rape vultures shut the thing down, so she gets pregnant, shows senator john was cut way to the were she had nondiscursive type it revealed an attention to flare. in some way she wanted to show off her shape and thus it was not legitimate rape. the germanic thug nine will stop them cold, so she gets pregnant she might not have told the fellow to stop and not be so rough for me and she told him, but not loud enough for utterly failed to make good her escape investor was not legitimate rape. then the other one is called three republican candidates on the subject of rape. in the fourth remains exceedingly quiet.
[laughter] legitimate rape, so we're told by todd akin will not produce children, but simply awaken defensive biology that quickly locks the system down, just as safe as fort knox. joe walsh, i don't know if you've followed him. he's very interesting, says exceptions for life of the mother or phone exceptions, just like either your face objections suggested saul jason stark erskine always keep mum on life. now murdoch says rape must be defended. a pity he says, but that's what god intended. this stance to which murdoch still claims happens to be what paul ryan of these. the rape science three can provide more reminders that we met some of those fine nurse. [laughter]